Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

- Eric Byrd is joining the staff of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Save $20 on Roundabout's Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Contests - Broadway - May 24, 2016

Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart (Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County), a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. This inventive new production is filled with raucous comic performances and features an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score. (more...)

Performers Announced for Bay STreet's Annual Spring Benefit CURTAIN UP
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the artist lineup for Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 5th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Ana R. Daniel at Joe's Pub in New York City on Monday, May 9. Curtain Up! will be hosted by Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

PANCAKES, PANCAKES! to Make World Premiere at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce a world premiere production of PANCAKES, PANCAKES!, written by Alliance favorite Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class, playwright); directed by another Alliance favorite, David de Vries (Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Dr. Spivey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, among others); with original music by a third Alliance favorite, Phillip DePoy (Edward Foote, playwright). (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Celebrate Cast Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Cast members from Fiddler on the Roof will perform and sign CDS at the Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street) on Friday, March 18th at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of the New 2016 Broadway Cast Album being released worldwide that same day by Broadway Records, it was announced today. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Bottle Dance Lesson From FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Dance Captain Marla Phelen
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

It's one of Broadway's most famous dances. Can you keep your balance? (more...)

BWW Review: An Exceptional DRIVING MISS DAISY Pulls Into Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - Mar 8, 2016

Almost thirty years after DRIVING MISS DAISY had its premiere Off-Broadway, this play still feels remarkably relevant today. The intimate setting at Act II Playhouse works well for this play as the audience immediately connects with the story. DRIVING MISS DAISY focuses on an older Southern woman, Daisy, and her chauffer, Hoke Colburn. At its heart, this play is about companionship and how friendship can transcend any barrier of race or creed. In addition, this show's cast is perfectly suited to their roles as they draw the audience into the story while heartwarmingly depicting the growing friendship between Daisy and Hoke. DRIVING MISS DAISY at Act II Playhouse, under the direction of James J. Christy, is a brilliant production complete with masterful performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tacoma Little Theatre's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the Alfred Uhry's Tony Award winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo, directed by Jeff Kingsbury. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Britt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 – the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Summer Stages: Long Island Spring/Summer 2016 Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 23, 2016

One of my favorite things about writing for BroadwayWorld is continuing my travels around Long Island throughout the Spring and Summer. And to bring you the latest on the Long Island theatre scene is just the icing and sprinkles and cherries and... well, you get it... on the cake. And from the looks of things, I am going to be a very busy bee again this season as there are some thrilling shows on the horizon. (more...)

VIDEO: Tradition! FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Joins Stephen Colbert to Perform Classics
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2016

When a family accidently wandered into THE LATE SHOW's Ed Sullivan Theater instead of the neighboring Broadway Theatre, where they had planned to see FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Stephen Colbert didn't want to disappoint them. (more...)

Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and Support Epic Theatre Ensemble
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers two tickets for the hit revival and a post-performance meet and greet. (more...)

Mazel Tov! Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Celebrate 100th Performance This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

A giant Mazel tov to Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, which will play its 100th performance this Friday, March 18th at 8 pm! The same day, the 2016 New Broadway Cast Album will be released worldwide by Broadway Records. (more...)

Brian Childers & Amanda Keane-Stack to Bring LIFE, LOVE, AND OTHER MYSTERIES to Queens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

New York-Sunnyside Concert Series presents Helen Hayes Award Winner Brian Childers and performer Amanda Keane-Stack in a new concert enAtled Life, Love and Other Mysteriesis. The Concert is an evening of songs exploring those aspects of life in the city and more, featuring classic and contemporary musical theatre songs from composers such as Sondheim, William Finn, James Taylor, Jeanine Tesori, Jule Styne, Irving Berlin and more. (more...)

Pay What You Can Performance of THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Tacoma Little Theatre Set for 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre is honored to present the Alfred Uhry's Tony Award winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo, directed by Jeff Kingsbury. The special "Pay What You Can" performance will be on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:30pm.  Tickets for that performance will be available beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in person or over the phone. (more...)

VIDEO: Thank You For Being a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF? Meet The Golden Goys!
by Michael Dale - Mar 1, 2016

A hilarious video that imagines FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's gentile characters starring in their own sitcom. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Alexandra Silber's Upcoming Novel Tells of Life 'After Anatevka'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Though she plays Tzeitel in the current Broadway revival, Silber wrote a continuation of Hodel's story after playing that role on the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run starting this week from June 28 - July 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers four tickets for the hit revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, plus a $250 gift card to Glass House Tavern. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for The Last Night of Ballyhoo, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

VIDEO: TO LIFE! The Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Perform on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

TO LIFE! The talented cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF performs on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Bay Street Theatre's Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

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BWW Review: Bay Street's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

The Bay Street Theatre's dazzling 25th season continues with a wonderful production of Alfred Uhry's enthralling Tony winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. This thrilling show, running through July 24th, truly has something for everybody. It has laughter, drama, it is cerebral, and enlightens you. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Opens at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Bay Street Theater's The Last Night of Ballyhoo, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened this past week. Bay Street Theater has also announced a special talkback on Tuesday, July 19, with guest speaker -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The production runs now through July 24.  (more...)

VIDEO: So You Think You Can Bottle Dance? Take FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Tutorial
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's bottle dance during the first act's climactic wedding scene has become one of Broadway's most iconic dance moments. (more...)

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi, Alexandra Silber, George Psomas Look Up Their Immigrant Ancestors at Ellis Island
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

Three cast members of the hit Broadway revival visit the landmark where so many refugees took their first steps in America. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s New Works Reading Series Continues with IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce the debut of a new works reading series, iambic lab, presented Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 14 at 2pm at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

START DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Start Down, the 12th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 6, 2016.  Opening night is February 18, 2016.  (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording to Feature Bonus Track From Violinist Itzhak Perlman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

  The producers of the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announce that ITZHAK PERLMAN, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, has recorded a special bonus track for the upcoming New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof.  PERLMAN has recorded 'Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof' arranged by John Williams. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre is honored to present the Alfred Uhry's Tony Award winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo, directed by Jeff Kingsbury. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album Gets New Bonus Track from Adam Kantor & Alexandra Silber
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The upcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Broadway Cast Album will feature an additional bonus track from co-stars Adam Kantor and Alexandra Silber! (more...)


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Dava Ivey, Mark Linn-Baker & More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor: Dana Ivey (Tony Award nominee for Butley, The Rivals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sunday in the Park with George, Heartbreak House); Mark Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Year with Frog and Toad, 'Perfect Strangers'); Frances Barber (internationally renowned West End actress: King Lear and The Seagull with Ian McKellen at BAM, the Donmar's Julius Caesar at St Ann's Warehouse, 'Doctor Who,' Prick Up Your Ears, and the Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven); and Henry Stram (Titanic, The Grey Zone), along with Helen Cespedes, Christian Conn, Christian DeMarais, Jacob Dresch, Ramsey Faragallah, Ryan Garbayo, Bradley Gibson, Nadine Malouf, Ben Mehl, and Derek Smith ('Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Green Bird - Tony Award nomination).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld's Kid Critics Meet the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 22, 2016

Just last month, BroadwayWorld's Kid Critics stopped by the Broadway Theatre to check out a beloved classic- Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8) stopped back to meet with the cast and learn about some of the backstage traditions of a Broadway company. Check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

VIDEO: Meet Concert Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Fiddler
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2016

The classical musician who provides the fiddler's music has a unique emotional connection to the classic musical. (more...)

Broadway Records Will Release FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album in March!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Big news for Fiddler fans! Broadway Records has just announced plans to release a New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof. It will have its worldwide release on March 18th and be available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8th. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The creative team behind the Tony Award-winning PARADE, the much adored musical based on the trial of Leo Frank, discusses how history can inspire art. Accompanied by an ensemble of six performers and nine musicians, "An Evening on PARADE" will be on Monday, March 7, 7 P.M., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

Tolins World Premiere, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for Bay Street Theater's 2016 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions of the 2016 Mainstage Summer Season. The Mainstage season begins on May 31 and runs through August 28. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Now on Sale Through Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The producers of the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announced today that a new block of tickets for the critically acclaimed revival are now on sale through Labor Day.  Tickets are available online via Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200, or in person at the Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street). (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Flint, MI This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announced this morning that the production will donate $2 from every full-price ticket purchased to the show for all February 2016 performances to The United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund, which directly provides aid the Michigan city's residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis.  (more...)

Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Alliance Theatre has announced its a final extension of the smash hit, ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star ETHEL Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre. The show was scheduled to close on April 17, and had already extended once to April 24. This is a final extension and the show MUST CLOSE on May 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Bull Theater's SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor, opened just last night, April 24.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Opening Night is set for April 24th for the Red Bull Theater production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A Portable Theatre to Present A PICASSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

During World War Two, the Germans had a dual interest in art. One the one hand, they openly seized classic masterpieces from their rightful owners (some of which are just being recovered by the families today), and on the other hand they discouraged and may have destroyed works of modern art, which they labeled as 'degenerate.' (more...)

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